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How To Reheat Prime Rib

Prime rib is one of those steaks that you want to eat when it is pink and juicy. The challenge is to not lose that when you reheat it.

Let’s not allow a delicious mouth-watering prime rib to go to waste. I am going to give you tips to reheat prime rib and keep the pinkness and juiciness.

I am also going to go over how to do it the right way in the oven, microwave, or on the stove. What the pros can con’s are and the dos and don’t’s.

Prime rib on a black plate with three juicy slices cut and peppercorns scattered on the plate.

Reheating Prime Rib Instructions

It can be really tricky to reheat prime rib without over-cooking it. The key is going to be cooking it slowly so that you can bring it up to temperature without overcooking it.

According to the UDSA, you want to bring it up to at least 165°F for safe reheating. The slower you reheat it the juicier your prime rib is going to be.

In case you are wondering how long does steak last in the fridge, I have you covered! I go over everything there is to know all in one post.

Oven

Reheating leftover prime rib in the oven is going to bring you back mouth-watering prime rib and steal the show all over again.

Preheat your oven to 250°F and place your prime rib as a whole or in slices into a baking dish. Add in 1/4 cup of beef broth to the bottom of the dish and cover with a tight oven-safe lid or heavy-duty aluminum foil.

If you are reheating a whole steak then you will want to bake it for 20-30 minutes. When you are reheating slices the times are going to vary depending on the thickness of your cuts.

Start with 10 minutes and then continue to check every five minutes until you have gotten them up to 165°F.

Serve right away while it is still hot. When you reheat prime rib you do not need to let it rest after it has cooked like you would if you were cooking it fresh.

Summary

  • Preheat oven to 250°F.
  • Place the leftover prime rib in a baking dish with beef broth and cover.
  • Cook for 10-30 minutes depending on if you have a whole steak or slices.
  • Remove when you get it up to 165°F and enjoy it right away.

Steamer

Steaming prime rib is a great way to reheat it without losing moisture and keeping the center somewhat pink. Remove it from the fridge and let it sit out on the counter and rest while you get the streamer ready.

Not sure if your is still good or not? Check out my post to learn more about how to tell if steak has gone bad.

Fill your steamer with 2-3 inches of water and bring to a simmer on the stove with medium heat. While that is coming up to a simmer grab a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil and create a bowl or boat-like shape.

Make sure that your sides are tall enough to be able to close your prime rib inside it. Add your pieces of prime rib into your foil boat and add in 1-2 tablespoons of beef broth or even better au jus sauce.

Close up your foil boat into a pouch and place it into your steamer basket and into the steamer. Place a lid on your steamer and allow your prime rib to cook for 3-5 minutes.

Check the internal temperature of your prime rib and once it reaches 165°F remove it from the steamer and transfer your foil pouch to a plate. Be prepared the juices are going to leak out when you open the foil.

Serve your mouthwatering reheated prime rib with creamy mashed potatoes, roasted Brussel sprouts, or whatever your favorite side might be, and enjoy!

Summary

  • Allow prime rib to sit on the counter for a few minutes
  • Place the steamer on the stove on medium with 2-3 inches of water and bring to a simmer.
  • Create a foil pouch and place prime rib with one tablespoon of au jus or beef broth.
  • Close up the pouch and place it into the steamer basket and into the steamer.
  • Place a lid on the steamer and steamer for 3-5 minutes.
  • Once the internal temperature reaches 165°F, remove it from the steamer.
  • Remove prime rib from the pouch and serve.

Microwave

Reheating prime rib in the microwave is not ideal but if you are in a hurry or the microwave is your only option then, I will tell you how to go about it to achieve the best results.

Place your leftover prime in a microwavable bowl and add 1-2 tablespoons of beef broth or au jus to the bottom of the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a microwavable lid.

Cook for 1 minute and then check the temperature. Continue to cook for 30 seconds at a time until you reach 165°F inside the prime rib.

Serve right away with your favorite side or add it to bread for a delicious sandwich and don’t forget to dip it into au jus sauce.

If you are interested in how to reheat other cuts of steak then you can find out right here. How to reheat steak has all you need to know.

Summary

  • Place prime rib pieces into a microwave-safe bowl with 1-2 tablespoons of au jus or beef broth.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a microwavable lid.
  • Cook on high for 1 minute. Continue for 30 seconds at a time until you reach 165°F.
  • Remove from the bowl and serve immediately while it’s still hot.

Pros and Cons for Prime Rib Reheating Methods

ProsCons
OvenRevives the mouthwatering flavors
and moistness
Takes time and heats up the kitchen
Stove-top/SteamerMoist leftoversTakes a few steps
MicrowaveFast and convenientCan dry out and become rubbery

FAQ

What is the best way to reheat meat without drying it out?

The key to reheating meat without drying it out is adding broth to it during the reheating process. You also want to use a cover to retain moisture which in return will keep your meat from drying out.
The oven tends to be the best method when reheating meats. It allows you to cook it at a consistent temperature and traps in moisture.

How do restaurants keep prime rib warm?

Some restaurants have heat lamps or they keep prime roast in the oven at a low temperature of 200°F. The trick is keeping your prime rib warm without allowing it to continue cooking.

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